If you put your drone up in the air for business purposes, even if no money changes hands or it's for yourself, that is considered "non-recreational" use by the FAA. You must have a Remote Pilot Airman Certificate (license) and obey all the various 14 CFR Part 107 federal rules and airspace restrictions, as well as any local laws. The FAA is not tolerant of unlicensed operations, and the fines for an individual or small business can reach $50,000. (for larger businesses, $400,000) Let the pros at ProFlight UAS negotiate the legal and regulatory maze for you. (After all, it's what we do.)
The costs of obtaining and processing high quality georeferenced aerial images can be prohibitive. Not only is there the cost of the aircraft and camera systems, there is the training and licensing of a pilot, salaries, software costs and training, and insurance. At ProFlight UAS, we already made the investments in all these things, so all you pay for is the finished product. (Which is what your business really needs, isn't it? )
At ProFlight UAS, we use state-of-the-art aircraft and sensor systems designed specifically for aerial photography. This definitely isn't Uncle Joe's hobby quadcopter and Go-Pro. Depending on the desired finished products, we can select from different focal length RGB (visual) or near-infrared cameras for flight missions. Our cameras are calibrated and color corrected to allow advanced analyses that are just not practical with a standard snapshot. Georeference accuracy is as precise as necessary for the application, from a few feet to centimeter level. Just let us know what your requirements are. Also available are red-edge, thermal, and airborne lidar imagers for more specialized contracts. The end products we deliver are actually usable by you, our customers, in standard software packages such as Google Earth, ArcGIS, CAD, and 3D point cloud viewers. After all, photos and shapefiles aren't of any use if you can't make sound business decisions based on them.